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If you're a first time visitor to Vietnam, we'll point you to the Ha Long Bay thread for points to keep in mind when selecting the right Ha Long Bay tour for you. If you've questions about a potential itinerary, do take a look at the itinerary section of the site as well. We'll also apologise in advance for the persistent spamming by Vietnam-based travel agents -- we do try to delete them as quickly as they come in. Sorry!

A week to depature but itinery incomplete

Posted by John67 on 2/4/2010 at 01:47

I'm off in a weeks time. I have 25 days & nights to fill from Hanoi to Saigon. I've two nights in Hanoi booked and I want to see Halong Bay and then Ninh Binh before heading down the coast. I'd like to spend a good few days in the Mekong with perhaps a few more spent in Pho Quoc but as for the rest it looks like I will have to wing it. I'm concerned about wasting to much time travelling between locations and taking on too many destinations plus I'm feeling distinctly nervouse about the whol ...

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Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok Trip in 6 days

Posted by LGR_2010 on 2/4/2010 at 11:34

Hi Travel Fish, I got tickets booked with a couple of friends for a Manila to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) flight on September 6 2010 (arriving in HCMC at about 12am in the morning on September 7). We booked tickets back to Manila to depart from Bangkok (back to Manila) on September 13, at midnight. It's about 6 days all in all. We were hoping to get as much information on these cities ahead of time before our trip. Here are a few things we need information on: 1. Good val ...

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10 days in Vietnam

Posted by jxs336 on 2/4/2010 at 12:11

Hey guys I need some help. I'm going to vietnam and have have 10 days, 9 nights to go from ho chi minh to Hanoi. I was just wondering what should I see and where I should stop on the way. also what is the best way to travel this distance bus/train? and what's the cost? also is it easy to find places to stay? I would love to see temples, anything fun and interesting. thanks ...

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Hanoi International Music Festival - 8 May 2010

Posted by busylizzy on 1/4/2010 at 01:55

Going to be in Vietnam in May? I was looking up something about Dengue Fever (the band), and came across this info. "Taking place on Saturday 8 May 2010, the CAMA Festival will include a spectacular line up of artists from Vietnam, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines and China. In addition, there will be a non-stop DJ tent, a wide variety of international food and drinks, and entertainment and games throughout the day for adults and children alike. http://www.camafes ...

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Confusion over Visa

Posted by MLSinclair on 27/3/2010 at 02:14

Hi, I'm starting my trip in a couple of weeks. I'm heading to Oz and NZ (for 2 months combined), Singapore, KL, Thailand (3 weeks), Laos (1 1/2 weeks), Vietnam (2 1/2 weeks), Cambodia (1 week). I have had to send off for a new passport recently, and have yet to receive my new one. I do think I will have time to send my new passport down to the Vietnamese embassy before I leave. I have read on some other posts that I can get a Vietnamese visa from Thai embassies in Sydney (?), and Bangkok, ...

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Minsk for Sale in Saigon

Posted by Badvaktenbengt on 30/3/2010 at 17:58

Selling my Bike after two wicked weeks on the road from Hanoi. I got it serviced yesterday and now it runs perfect. Include: 2 helmets some spare parts and tools papers Call me +841698577884 ...

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Posted by John67 on 30/3/2010 at 23:32

Hi, I've 25 nights to get from Hanoi to Saigon after Hanoi & Halong Bay. I'd like to visit Ning Binh & Tam Hoc but can this be done easily before heading to Hue/Hoi An or is it best to travel to and from Hanoi?. Thanks John ...

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one way motorbike hire, hoi an to hue!

Posted by laallee on 28/3/2010 at 16:33

hope someone can help me out, im looking to hire a motorbike and go over the hai van pass from hoi an to hue, i will need a company that will pick the bike up from hue as we will be moving on to HCMC. has anyone tried this type of thing and has a company i can contact please. laallee ...

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when best to do vietnam between oct-jan

Posted by noakess on 29/3/2010 at 01:51

Hi, sorry for double post - but need help - I am going to go with boyf for about 10 weeks to Vietnam+Cambodia and finish with Thai gulf islands. can go anytime between late october and jan - what will be best for weather ? thinking to start at Hanoi work our way down then off to cambodia and end with bangkok and an island. love the sun, worry about rain in central vietnam and low temp up in sapa. any advice? quite flexible with departure date... ...

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Need advice for Nha Trang tour

Posted by Babalugats on 21/3/2010 at 02:43

Hi guys. I'll be visiting Nha Trang this June; it will be my first time to visit Vietnam. I'll arrive in Ho Chi Minh at past 12 MN. Is there a train schedule from HCM to Nha Trang at early morning? Or is better to take a plane (Vietnam Airlines) instead? Thanks! ...

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Voluntary work in French speaking area

Posted by Dgrego on 29/3/2010 at 18:10

Hi guys, I really want to do some voluntary work in Vietnam for a non goverment, none profit organisation. I have 4-6 weeks and about £1200 to do this. Has anyone got any suggestions of charities or organisations I can contact? I speak French and would like to use this skill. Manual labour would be perfect but I would also like to work with children. ...

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===WANTED=== Minsk motorbike in HCMC/Saigon

Posted by djdiscomark on 27/3/2010 at 16:18

Hello! I just arrived in HCMC/Saigon this evening (March 27th, 2010) and am looking to buy your motor bike off from you and hear your cross country story, perhaps pick up a tip or two. I'll be in town until I can find a bike, and will be available almost any time to meet. Cheers! Mark (your best bet) 01 510 761 6791 ...

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Hanoi Hue flights

Posted by TheArchdeacon on 19/3/2010 at 02:02

Travelling in Oct. Jetstar website does not appear to be working.Vietnam Airlines looking for £117 which seems excessive. Need a cheap flight Hanoi to Hue. Any advice. ...

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Bus or Boat? from Ho Chi Mihn City to Phnom Phen

Posted by hfergu on 23/3/2010 at 02:53

Hello - Would anyone be able to explain the bus versus the boat options from HCHMC to Phnom Phen? I want to make the best usage of time possible, but also have an enjoyable trip. Also, I'm not interested in speedboat options. Thanks :) ...

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Sell Minsk for 250 USD

Posted by georg_k on 26/3/2010 at 13:59

Who wants to have a minsk? Did a great job from hanoi to Saigon! Text me for details or give me call! 01202009934 ...

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south vietnam itinery suggestions

Posted by mellimoon on 26/3/2010 at 11:13

Hi, i'm currently in Vietnam, ive travelled down from hanoi, halong and hue. I'm in hoi an planning my next steps. Basically i have a few days spare to play with, and want some suggestions on what to do with them. Already on my agenda is na trangh, delat, mui ne, mekong area, saigon. I missed out Sapa, and i'm now regretting it, so maybe a sapa-esque experience around dalat might be worthwhile(?) Any ideas on what might be suitable, or any other ideas for 2 or three nights somewhere else i cou ...

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Postage from Hanoi

Posted by smash on 20/3/2010 at 08:10

Hi all I need to post some stuff from Hanoi (my backpack needs relieving of some winter clothes). I need it to arrive in Dubai within 30 days so I don't mind paying for a better service. Can someone please recommend some good postage options in Hanoi? Cheers, ash ...

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How should I distribute my time in Laos & Vietnam this June & July

Posted by hofo_mofo on 17/3/2010 at 10:12

Hello all. First off I would like to say thank you for all the information and opinions I have found on Travelfish; it has helped me greatly. Regrettably I am at an impasse in terms of planning my upcoming vacation in June and July. What I already have is the following: Jun 3 – Jun 8, Hong Kong Jun 8 – Jun 13, Bali So that is all I have. I am pretty much firm on the duration I plan on having in those two places (but let me know). Now this is where I need help. From June 13 to ...

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Sapa weather & trekking

Posted by zohe on 31/3/2007 at 12:17

I heard that Sapa can be pretty chilling. Do i need additional warm clothing if i'm travelling to Sapa in early may? For the trekking trips, is it recommended to walk with a trekking boots or any other shoe or even slippers are fine? ...

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Sapa/Ban Ho or Cao Son for 2 nights? - Please advice

Posted by Ginta on 9/12/2009 at 16:31

Hello, After reading many interesting posts about Sapa , I still can't make up my mind! Please help! We will arrive to Lao Cai train station on 23rd Dec. We have 2 nights in the area and hope to do some walking (moderate) and stay in local villages. We of course would like to have best scenary but more improtantly to avoid mini-hotel type of homestays. My questions are: 1. would we miss a lot if we dont go to sapa at all but stay in Cao Son, Coc LY, Mai Cai Than area? 2. If Sap ...

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